JGLS appoints 103 new full-time faculty members, faculty strength now at 425

With the new appointments, JGLS maintains a Faculty-Student Ratio of 1:9, four times more than the regulatory requirements of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Bar Council of India (BCI).

Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) has hired 103 new full-time faculty members, including 42 Academic Tutors & TRIP Fellows. This takes the total number of full-time faculty members for the 2020-2021 academic session to 425.

In addition to these faculty members, 12 Senior Advocates of the Supreme Court of India and 11 law firm Partners offer 21 specialised elective courses to the students of JGLS under the aegis of the Lawyering Excellence for Advocacy Development (LEAD) Programme and the Corporate Lawyering Advancement through Immersion and Mentoring (CLAIM) Programme.

With the new appointments, JGLS maintains a Faculty-Student Ratio of 1:9, four times more than the regulatory requirements of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Bar Council of India (BCI).

68% of the newly hired faculty are women, taking the overall percentage of women faculty members at JGLS to 57%.

Further, 76% of the JGLS faculty have at least one international qualification. Nearly 11% of them are international academics, from 24 countries and regions of the world.

On the new development, Prof (Dr) C Raj Kumar, Founding Vice-Chancellor of OP Jindal Global University and Founding Dean of JGLS commented,

“This is an incredible milestone for a young law school, which will be celebrating its 11th anniversary at the end of this month. We have recruited some of the most outstanding individuals from India and around the world to be part of a vibrant intellectual community of scholars and researchers. Notwithstanding the COVID-19 crisis and the global pandemic, we are working towards fulfilling our institutional responsibilities and shared commitment to our students and to the larger cause of legal education, research and social transformation.”

Explaining the rationale behind the recruitment of new faculty members at JGLS, Prof Kumar said,

“Within a short span of eleven years, JGLS has been able to attract and retain faculty members from across the world by focusing on the five core principles: first, providing academic freedom, autonomy and independence to the faculty members; second, promoting pluralism and celebrating diversity; third, promoting collegiality and teamwork; fourth, focusing on the faculty development programmes to emphasize on knowledge creation, research, publications, and citations; and fifth, maintaining highest ethical standards in professional and personal behaviour.”

Among the 103 new hires, 33 faculty members are graduates from 11 different National Law Universities. This takes the total number of NLU graduates at JGLS to 143, comprising nearly 34% of the total faculty.

24 graduates and post-graduates of JGLS have joined their alma mater to teach and research after completing their higher studies from the world’s leading law schools.

Last year, JGLS had hired 75 new faculty members, including the likes of veteran Professors Upendra Baxi, BB Pande, MP Singh, and BS Chimni.

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